Down Syndrome Family Support Group

Ups of Downs Family Support Group was formed in 2003 as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Our purpose is to promote the awareness, acceptance, and inclusion of children and adults with Down Syndrome in South Dakota.

Our mission is to provide educational, charitable, recreational, and social events for individuals with Down Syndrome and their family and friends.

The Buddy Walk is our annual fundraising walk which was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS). Ten percent of the funds raised at the Buddy Walk go to the NDSS to help fund education, research, and advocacy for individuals with Down Syndrome.

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the group which includes the Executive Committee, who are responsible for the day-to-day operations.